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Soil Maps of Europe (EuDASM) - ISRIC_EuDASM_Europe
Entry ID: ISRIC_EuDASM_Europe

Abstract: The Institute of Environment and Sustainability (JRC-IES) in the European Commission and ISRIC - World Soil Information initiated the European Digital Archive of Soil Maps (EuDASM) in 2004, realizing the urgency to conserve the information on existing soil maps at regional-, national and global scale (see:

The 1400+ maps for Europe in this EuDASM collection were scanned from ISRIC's World Data Centre for Soils holdings; maps are presented full scale, with thumbnail pictures and meta-data to permit user-friendly navigation.
Related URL
Description: View EuDASM project home page at JRC; provides information about EuDASM, publications and access to soil maps.

Description: Provides links to the EuDASM collections/home page through the ISRIC - WEorld Soil Library
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Caption:  EuDASM data for Europe
Description:  The maps from the ISRIC Europe collection were scanned using a CONTEX Wide format colour scanner (FSC 6040 CHROMA). The scanned maps were stored at 150-200 dpi in JPEG compressed format. Further processing of the digital maps was carried out using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 32.0   E: 70.0   W: -10.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 4800

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selvarajdou S-K, Montanarella L, Spaargaren O and Dent D
Dataset Title: EuDASM - Soil maps of Europe
Dataset Release Date: 20060501
Dataset Release Place: Luxembourg
Dataset Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Data Presentation Form: jpg-format
Other Citation Details: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: Includes small scale (< 1:1 000 000) and detailed (> 1:20 000) maps
Quality See for data set's lineage and citation.
Access Constraints ISRIC kindly requests that you send us two reprints of any publication that uses data received from ISRIC World Soil Information. This will help us to determine the type and level of use of the data we distribute.
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
World Data Center for Soils, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31-317-483735
Email: niels.batjes at
Contact Address:
ISRIC - World Soil Information (World Data Center for Soils)
P.O. Box 353
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: 6700 AJ
Country: The Netherlands
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Distribution Media: Internet (downloadable data )
Distribution Format: jpg
Fees: n/a
Phone: 0039-0332-785574
Email: panos.panagos at
Contact Address:
E. fermi 2749
City: Ispra
Country: Italy
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EuDASM-related publications may be found at:
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-03